Rear Seat Retaining Springs

These springs are the same for Ford GPW and Willys MB, aren’t they?

No they are not!!

Willys part number: A-2830
Ford GPW: 1161302

Ford did not design the Jeep and manufactured it under license to Willys, they simply copied the Willys drawings and their tooling department did not necessarily follow the Willys shape exactly.

The picture shows two springs clearly marked as to Ford and Willys.

The main difference is in the angle as marked.

To many restorers, this is not significant. But to those who don’t want to mix up parts, we hope this detail will assist.

Happy Jeep Restoring,
Darcy Miller

4 thoughts on “Rear Seat Retaining Springs”

  1. Hi
    So you are back home from your tripto Beltring ( War & Peace ) I hope you enjoyed the experience. Did you manage to look up distant reletives while you were @ the UK.

    One question I have for you, if you don’t mind.
    Why did you appoint A Dutch Company as your European Agent What was wrong with a British company ? is it to do with the Mendacious Brexit ? which will not happen.
    Thank you. I really do hope you enjoyed the Show.
    All the best.

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